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Old 06-24-2004, 08:16 PM
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Default Breaking news: Beltran to Houston Tonight??

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1828880

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A three-way trade that would send Carlos Beltran to Houston and Octavio Dotel to Oakland is "very close" to being completed, a baseball official with knowledge of the talks tells ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. According to two sources, the trade could happen Thursday night.


According to sources, Dotel would wind up in Oakland, where he would take over as the closer in a bullpen that has more blown saves (14) than saves (13).

Beltran would land in Houston, where he would succeed Craig Biggio as the Astros' center fielder. Biggio probably would move to left field.

And Kansas City would get Oakland's highly regarded third-base prospect Mark Teahan, plus two other players. Cash also would change hands in the deal.
THis is incredible!


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Old 06-24-2004, 08:18 PM
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Houston annoncers just said it is official. Beltran for Dotel and John Buck.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:20 PM
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The Astros may be contenders once more.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:23 PM
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Wow. The first big trade of season. Very interesting stuff. The A's get a closer that they desperately need. The Astros add a big bat that could make them the best offense in baseball if everyone there starts to hit like they can. Biggio to left field? I think Biggio to 2nd and Kent to 3rd makes more sense, but we'll see.

So, this means we can forget about any Beltran trades and focus on pitching. The bad news now. With Beltran getting traded, it turns the attention to Freddy Garcia for teams such as the Red Sox, Yankees, etc. We're gonna have a lot of competition for him now.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:27 PM
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Houston GM is saying it is only a 2 team trade with the Royals.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:27 PM
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WHo will be Houston's closer then, Lidge?
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:27 PM
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Default Beltran to Stro's...Perfect on Eve of Cubs-Sox

Any thoughts on this big downer for the Cubs. Here is a link to the story.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1828880
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:28 PM
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WHo will be Houston's closer then, Lidge?
At home, Beltran batting in the ninth.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:29 PM
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Finally a big trade. Should put pressure on KW to pull the trigger on something. Do it now!!
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:31 PM
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WHo will be Houston's closer then, Lidge?
All the indications say he will...hell I already picked him up for my fantasy baseball team!
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:33 PM
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Finally a big trade. Should put pressure on KW to pull the trigger on something. Do it now!!
I hope so. Seeing a big trade like this go down just makes me jealous that we aren't the ones acquiring a big time player. Come on KW!
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:35 PM
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Way to go, Astros!

Maybe the [my 2nd-fave team] Cardinals can pick up a pitcher now.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:36 PM
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Default Beltran deal done...

Beltran to 'Stros, Dotel to A's, bunch of prospects and cash changing hands...
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:37 PM
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All the indications say he will...hell I already picked him up for my fantasy baseball team!
Jeez, what league are you in that he hasn't already been picked up? The guys got a 2 something era and 64 strikeouts in only 43 innings.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:37 PM
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Beltran to 'Stros, Dotel to A's, bunch of prospects and cash changing hands...
looks like a pretty good trade for KC
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